1794 Meetinghouse

Quabbin Valley Pro Musica (QVPM) is a community chorus based in New Salem, MA. Geoff Hudson is the Music Director; Judy Johnson is the Collaborative Pianist. New singers are always welcome to join, particularly at the start of each season (February and September). The material is primarily drawn from classical choral works; modern compositions and folk or world music are occasionally included as well.

2023 Winter/Spring Season; New Members are Welcome to Join Us
QVPM restarted last fall after a 2-1/2 year break; we are so pleased to have had a successful season and wonderful December concert. The winter/spring 2023 season has already begun. Rehearsals are on Monday nights in new Salem; the ending concert will be at 1794 Meetinghouse on Sunday, June 11 at 4pm. If you are interested in joining please contact Geoff Hudson at hudsongs@earthlink.net.

Local Cultural Council Support
We are very grateful for the support of Local Cultural Councils of towns of Amherst, Athol, New Salem, Orange, Pelham, Petersham, Royalston, Shutesbury, and Wendell. Grants from local cultural councils and the Mass Cultural Council for 1794 Meetinghouse as a whole are vital to our financial success; chorus dues, ticket sales, and concert sponsorships are insufficient to cover all of our expenses. Our chorus members and our audience come from towns throughout the region; we greatly appreciate the support of these local cultural councils to make this possible.

Current Chorus Covid Requirements
Everyone at QVPM rehearsals must be fully vaccinated (including at least one booster for adults); please bring proof of vaccination to your first rehearsal. Masks will be worn for rehearsals and the performance. Everyone will stand further apart than usual, with windows open as much as possible to maximize ventilation, and there will be a longer break in the middle of rehearsals. All members are asked to stay home if they’ve been exposed to someone with Covid or are feeling anything that might be construed as Covid symptoms.

QVPM Dues are $80 per person per session. This is a sliding scale; please pay what you can. The dues should not be a barrier to participation; come and sing with us regardless of what you pay. Some people are able to pay more; it will work itself out. The most important thing is: if you want to sing, we welcome you to join us!

For more details please contact Geoff Hudson at hudsongs@earthlink.net.